Moroccan F-16 jet from Saudi-led coalition in Yemen goes missing

An armed Yemeni tribesman from the Popular Resistance Committees supporting forces loyal to Yemen's Saudi-backed fugitive President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi looks through binoculars as they continue to battle Shiit Huthi rebels in the area of Jaadan, i
An armed Yemeni tribesman from the Popular Resistance Committees supporting forces loyal to Yemen's Saudi-backed fugitive President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi looks through binoculars as they continue to battle Shiit Huthi rebels in the area of Jaadan, in Marib province east of the capital, Sanaa, on May 6, 2015. -- PHOTO: AFP

RABAT (REUTERS) - A Moroccan F-16 warplane taking part in the Saudi Arabian-led coalition fighting in Yemen went missing on Sunday, the Moroccan Royal Armed Forces said in a statement.

The pilot of a second jet in the same squadron could not see if the pilot had ejected from the jet, which was hit at 6 pm local time, said the statement carried by the Moroccan state news agency MAP.

MAP said an investigation is under way.